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Informed Decision Making

posted Jan 11, 2015, 11:33 PM by hbchurch org

“No one can come to Me, unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day. It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught of God .' Everyone who has heard and learned from the  Father, comes to Me.”

John 6:44-45

   We spend a major portion of our lives gathering information so that we can make informed decisions. Granted, there are a few folks who were vaccinated with an impulsive bend who typically act with little or no thought about the outcome of their decisions. Advertisers are well aware of the average consumer’s desire for information and spend millions of dollars trying to educate potential buyers and users hoping to woo and wow them so they will by “it”. Motivating consumers is an enormous and crafty trade. Ironically, most of us actually enjoy learning about items we are genuinely interested in.

   One of the great mysteries in the world of human enterprise is the relative lack of desire by most people to want to know more about our Creator. Some have zero interest, but most have, at the least, a curiosity or a slight interest in spiritual things. But very few truly crave a deep and rich knowledge of Almighty God and His word.

   For most, knowing God and His Word is not all that important. Even  those who “believe” in God see little or no need to grow in their knowledge and understanding. They are wholly content with what they already know. As long as they think they are going to heaven, they see no need to exert the effort to grow. Naiveness and ignorance are a lethal combination. Peter warned that such a condition would result in certain destruction (of the soul) 2 Peter 3:16-17. On the other hand, the way to avoid this destructive device of the devil is to GROW (2 Pet. 3:18).

   Growing spiritually is hard work (2 Tim. 2:15). It requires resolve and determination. But isn't being taught of and learning about God’s will worth more than any other kind of knowledge? (John 6:44-45) Doesn't the assurance of a heavenly home eclipse the domain of mundane facts and figures? Why wouldn't one want to know all he or she could about the great God who made it possible for us to be with Him in heaven?

   Paradoxically, we are a nation drowning in information, and yet we are woefully ignorant of God’s will. It is impossible to make an informed choice from ignorance. Tragically, the most important decision one will ever make is often made out of ignorance or prejudice. Learn of and get to know God. Enrich your soul. Be informed; decide for Him.  KD